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    Default WIP - Bellows mechanism

    The last ( I think, maybe not - thinking about one more ) mechanism now prototyped. Both are for effects. Not yet convinced that one works well at its capacity, time will tell. The actuators are spring loaded against the control cams, and released at the time required. If no further actions are warranted, the rebuild will follow.
    Thanks for looking,
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    Gus

    Lots of intricate work there

    Well Done

    Regards

    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_1 View Post
    Gus

    Lots of intricate work there

    Well Done

    Regards

    Keith
    Thank you very much Keith !
    Gus

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    Default WIP - Final Mechanism Assembly Step by Step

    After the rebuild of all the mechanisms, lacquer finish to everything, here are the sequential photos of the project.

    Frame and Crankshaft.jpg
    Frame and Crankshaft
    Main Drive.jpg
    main Drive Gears
    Grandma's Head Movement Mechanism.jpg
    Grandma's Head turning mechanism
    Bellows Mechanism.jpg
    Bellows Actuator
    Bellows.jpg
    Bellows
    Grandpa's Movement Cam Followers.jpg
    Grandpa's movement cams and followers

    Missing the Characters.......jpg
    The finished mechanism

    The finishing touches to Grandpa and Grandma are in progress.
    Thanks very much for looking,
    Gus

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    Gus, the time, effort, imagination and technical mastery is amazing sir, thank you for the photos & notes...Cheers, crowie

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    Quote Originally Posted by crowie View Post
    Gus, the time, effort, imagination and technical mastery is amazing sir, thank you for the photos & notes...Cheers, crowie
    Thanks very much Peter !
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    Hi Gus,

    The work you are doing looks absolutely fantastic. The lounge room is great. Can't wait to see it all in action.

    Top Stuff

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    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_1 View Post
    Hi Gus,

    The work you are doing looks absolutely fantastic. The lounge room is great. Can't wait to see it all in action.

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    Keith
    Thanks very much Keith,

    Gus

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    Super nice project,
    I'm so sorry to be late to this the party but looking forward to the finish.

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    Default Grandpa Completed

    Due to other commitments it has taken forever to finalise this project ! Video still to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xpro View Post
    Due to other commitments it has taken forever to finalise this project ! Video still to come.

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    Now I'm excited and really looking forward to the video....TOP JOB Gus....

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    Finally a Video ! Only took three years..... I forgot that I didn't get around to posting the link to it. Please have the sound turned on. I have renamed it "Ageing Disgracefully"

    Cheers to all,
    Gus

    Automaton "Ageing Disgracefully" from Gus Klekner on Vimeo

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    Great stuff Gus. Lots of design work involved and many hours of labour. Keep up your top work.

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